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renluop

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Re: My list of potential new computers
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2017, 10:17:05 PM »

From that I'm wondering, however much I like shopping at John Lewis, if that extra 50 for a second year's cover would be as well in my pocket. OTOH I'd not particularly miss it.
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Re: My list of potential new computers
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2017, 10:23:50 PM »

I have never, on principle, ever paid for any "extended" warranty.  :no:

I regard them all as just money-making scams.
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Re: My list of potential new computers
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2017, 12:27:49 AM »

I agree with Burakkucat.

I thought John Lewis had their own two-year warranty on everything? Confused.
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Re: My list of potential new computers
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2017, 07:41:57 AM »

@Weaver Yes the John Lewis warranty is their own 2 year. @b'cat The John Lewis one's come within the price rather than pushed as an add-on. Generally the composite sale prices are competitve.
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Re: My list of potential new computers
« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2017, 10:52:54 AM »

Dell offer a service to transfer apps and data from the old machine, or one that does that and erases the hard disk. The small cost has attraction. However, with my machine's troubles over the last months makes we question taking that easy road is sensible.
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Re: My list of potential new computers
« Reply #65 on: March 13, 2017, 11:46:57 AM »

I had on line chat today and was surprised that there is no recovery disk or partition. If reinstall is required, yo have to contact recovery support team.

Is that par for the course these days, assuming for some reason I can't make my own disk?
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Re: My list of potential new computers
« Reply #66 on: March 13, 2017, 11:59:22 AM »

Microsoft offer a free media creation tool which allows you to create a Windows 10 USB stick. It can be used for recovery or reinstallation.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10
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Re: My list of potential new computers
« Reply #67 on: March 13, 2017, 06:19:07 PM »

Microsoft offer a free media creation tool which allows you to create a Windows 10 USB stick. It can be used for recovery or reinstallation.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

I'm afraid this won't work with OEM's such as Dell etc, only works with retail copies.

Renloup http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN297920/reset-or-reinstall-windows-10-on-your-dell-computer?lang=EN

Also when you get your pc use the service tag to get Win 10 iso from dell.
https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/OSISO

« Last Edit: March 13, 2017, 06:23:15 PM by parkdale »
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Re: My list of potential new computers
« Reply #68 on: March 13, 2017, 06:32:40 PM »

This is why I never ever use eg Dell OEM bloatware o/s installations. I used to just buy the genuine unadulterated thing in MS retail packaging.
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Re: My list of potential new computers
« Reply #69 on: March 14, 2017, 11:48:53 AM »

Well I was going to bite the bullet this morning, but happened to view the outlet not thinking there'd be anything. There was the same model, 306.xx incl VAT.

I got on to Chat to verify specifications. I know I'm fussy, but it was a bit painful (attachment). Then the confirmation once I'd ordered made me smile very lopsidedly. I'm buying a refurb after all! It advised me the computer was being made to my exact specification.

Well I never! ::) :wry:
« Last Edit: March 14, 2017, 01:00:10 PM by renluop »
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Re: My list of potential new computers
« Reply #70 on: March 14, 2017, 01:00:56 PM »

OOps Chat transcript now added to above.
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